A 21-year-old male asked:
can blood bourne disease like hepatitis and hiv transmit trough mucous membrane and blood clot?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: Transmission of blood borne diseases can occur through any mucosa if there are breaks present, even those that you may not be able to see with your eyes. Therefore it would be wise to avoid any contact with potentially infected material if you are uncertain about the integrity of your mucosal lining.
Last updated Sep 15, 2014
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